For travelerstoday.com, Marc Delize came up with this article on finding an inexpensive apartment rental in Playa del Carmen.
Playa Del Carmen is a laidback beach town in Quintana Roo — a favorite destination of backpackers and expatriates from United States, Canada, Italy and other places.
This is an ideal place to visit because of it’s warm weather and proximity to the U.S. The off season to look for a cheap apartment in Playa del Carmen is from April to October. It becomes harder to look during the winter season from November to March, according to Expert Vagabond.
In Playa Del Carmen, one can find tasty affordable food, cheap housing, convenient public transportation, and white sandy beaches. There are also modern conveniences like fast internet, a decent nightlife, and Walmart.
One can find apartments with modern amenities like air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, fridge, gas cooker, kitchen utensils, hot water shower and reliable internet connection. Laundry services are available for a couple bucks. Also, some apartments have hammocks in them.
One can temporarily stay in a hostel or cheap guesthouse while searching for an apartment. A good budget for an apartment rental would be $500 per month. It is also recommended to always get travel insurance. An ideal place would be a few minutes ride by city bus to get into town, and only a few blocks from the beach. One can explore ancient Mayan ruins, go snorkeling with sea turtles, scuba dive underground cenotes, or do more fun things there.
Some recommended resources for searching for that ideal apartment for you are Wandering Earl, CouchSurfing forum, Playa Del Carmen Facebook Group. Also try Local Classified Websites like Viva Street and Andale Classifieds. You can also try Bric Rentals. A recommended guidebook on Playa Del Carmen is Lonely Planet Yucatan and a Suggested Reading is The Maya: Ancient Peoples & Places. See more apartments for rent in Playa Del Carmen here.
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